[erlang-questions] How to get better ranking for erlang.org when googling for erlang

Dale Harvey <>
Tue Mar 9 00:02:53 CET 2010

the google web master tools are the best place to start
im guessing since there is a verify meta tag, you have already started on

as Chris said the big issue is that  the mirror is crawled at all, duplicate
content is a huge no no in google, and sunet.se already has a pagerank of 8.
a robots.txt, noindex in the html,

but even so google usually figures out what the canonical domain is from
you can use google to search for incoming links,
link:http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/lang/erlang/ gives the same as

which is probably where the problem lies, how is the mirror implemented, is
there any way the dns for erlang.org could resolve to the mirror when
serving the robot? the webmaster tools should help you debug but as far as I
can see google thinks links to erlang.org are actually to ftp.sunet

there are a few issues on erlang.org, the html wont be doing you any favours
but theres enough content coming from and links going to erlang.org that it
should be #1.

On 8 March 2010 22:52, Stefan Marr <> wrote:

> On 08 Mar 2010, at 23:32, Henning Diedrich wrote:
> > I found searching Erlang docs generally more tedious than for other
> languages.
> I would google for: erlang man time
> which usually turns up the interesting result at the first position.
> Best regards
> Stefan
> http://www.google.com/search?q=erlang+man+time
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